Rethink Shul.

Follow the magic—come explore endless possibilities in Jewish life through our innovative and ground-breaking musical approach to all things Jewish.

and see what everyone’s talking about!

Many Lives, One People

This exciting monthly program highlights the colourful and varied backgrounds of the Jewish people from around the globe.

Looking forward to beginning again after the pandemic!

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Part 1
Each month we begin by featuring a speaker who was born in another country, sharing stories of what it was like to grow up Jewish in that country. Hear about home rituals, community events, political challenges, anti-semitism and more.

Part 2
Following that, the Canadian-born child or grandchild of the speaker then shares stories of growing up here in Canada as the offspring of a foreigner. Hear how the traditions of the “old country” affect the childhood of a Torontonian.

Join us to hear about the fascinating differences and to celebrate the astounding similarities of Our People.

Wednesday Evenings 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Barbara Frum Library
Main floor
20 Covington Road
Free Admission

Past speakers have included:
SOUTH AFRICA, Glen Cohen and Eton Ziner-Cohen
HUNGARY, Kathy & Paul Foris, and Irene Foris
SOVIET UNION, Vladimir Rott
ITALY, Joel & Zeev Diena
MOROCCO, Max & Marcos Benaim
SWEDEN, Sydney & Jonathan Braun
ISRAEL, Isaac & Tamar Kraus
PERU, Morty Weisselberg
BELGIUM, “Hidden Child” Willy Halpert
JAMAICA, Willy Lindo
SOUTH AFRICA, Dr. Lawrence Friedman
HOLLAND, Ingeborg Vlessing, and Noa and Esther